June Highlights in Cape Town


With Father’s Day and school winter holidays coming up this month, planning the ideal activities doesn’t have to be a chore. From holiday clubs to specialised events to spoil Cape Town dads, here are our top 10 picks to add to your June calendar.

Mariette Opperman in Serenade which forms part of Cape Town City Ballet’s’ triple bill Amaranth. Photo credit Oscar O Ryan

Cape Town City Ballet Presents Amaranth

Amaranth consists of neo-classical and contemporary pieces such as George Balanchine’s Serenade, Frank Staff’s Transfigured Night and Christopher L. Huggins’ Enemy Behind the Gates.

When: 22 June to 7 July
Where: Artscape Opera House
Tickets: Book Now

Pictured: Members of Twin Weaver

Aquarium After Dark Series: Dangerfields and Twin Weaver

Dangerfields and Twin Weaver, both Cape Town bands, perform at the 2019 After Dark Music Series hosted by Texx and the City and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Dangerfields has a reputation for putting on live performances that take their listeners on a journey. Twin Weaver is a four-piece, self-produced, alternative-pop group formed in late 2016.

When: 26 June
Where: Two Oceans Aquarium
Tickets: Book Now

The Little Mermaid Musical – An Adventure Under the Sea

Alexis Petersen stars as the eponymous mermaid in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid musical.  The rest of the cast features Naledi Theatre Award nominees Marcel Meyer and Rebecca Hartle, Matthew Baldwin, Alexander Tops and Shakir Bester. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Santa Shoebox Project as part of Canal Walk’s corporate social responsibility.

When: 15 June to 7 July
Where: Centre Court Theatre, Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Tickets: Book Now

Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town Presents Carmina Burana

Created by German composer Carl Orff in the mid-1930s, Carmina Burana is a secular music piece based on 24 poems selected from a medieval collection of texts by the same name. The composition has been used in many adverts and movies. The program also includes instrumental works for pianos and a percussion ensemble.

When: 7 June
Where: Cape Town City Hall
Tickets: Book Now

Conrad Hick’s Studio Forge Tour

Conrad Hicks opens his studio forge in the historic Bijou building in Observatory, Cape Town, for a private tour. This is a rare opportunity to step inside the world of South Africa’s foremost artist-blacksmith.

When: 12 June
Where: Bijou
RSVP: Email

Riaad Moosa – Not a Nice Guy

Top South African comedian, Riaad Moosa, presents his latest show Not a Nice Guy. The doctor-turned-comedian explores the challenges of being nice at middle age.

When: 10 to 29 June
Where: Baxter Theatre
Tickets: Book Now

Norval Foundation Concerts

Norval Foundation hosts a series of concerts including an evening of jazz with local concerto soloist Megan-Geoffrey Prins, Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz Mandla Mlangeni with a seven-piece band and South African rock star Arno Carstens live.

When: 2 June, 15 June, 29 June
Where: Norval Foundation
Tickets: Book Now

Beer Tasting at Sea this Father’s Day

Mirage, a private sailing company, offers a two-hour cruise on board their luxury yacht to celebrate Father’s Day. The offer features 5 beer tastings and an assortment of light snacks with a live performance by Jesse Jordan.

When: 16 June
Where: The Mirage, V&A Waterfront
Tickets: Book Now

Kids Holiday Club

Kids Holiday Club provides 3 hours of fun and entertainment for children during the June/July school holidays. Activities at the Kids Holiday Club include indoor wall climbing, educational activities, and hip hop dancing.

When: 17 June to 8 July
Where: DS Fitness Studio
Book: Call 076 404 5229 or 072 024 5476

Yoga And Meditation with Swami Purnachaitanya 

International yoga expert, Swami Purnachaitanya, invites all to commemorate International Day of Yoga with a public event to celebrate the ancient practice for well-being and harmony. The event is a two-hour gathering and includes a yoga session, breathing exercises, meditation and a knowledge talk.

When: 12 June
Where: Chrysalis Academy
Cost: Free

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